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Re: Rear driveshaft joint

> >. . . . he found a joint in my rear driveshaft that looked like it hadn't
> >grease since it rolled out of Germany in late '86, apparently there's a lot
> >nooks & crannies in that driveline that most mechanics overlook, . . . .
> Have you any more information on these nooks & crannies?  Which joint
> was it?  I thought that apart from checking CV joint boots and diff
> fluid levels, there were no parts in the transmission that needed attention.

I'll be honest with ya, I don't know.  Apparently, on the TQ transmissions,
there is an area in the rear of the trans that won't get filled if you do the
regular trans fill job, ya gotta do something special to get to it (dunno what,
but it seems I remember something about getting my TQ on a slant or something.)
 ALso, on the rear driveshaft.  I thing there are some universal's that are a
b$%^h to get to, and maybe even the carrier bearing (do TQ's even have one?  I
don't spend much time _under_ mine, I'm usually standing over the engine
compartment...) don't see much maintenance.  I'm gonna have the mechanic give
mine a once over (and probably replace those leaky trans seals) I'll get a
better idea of what needs attention then & post it.

87 5000CS TQ
84 5000S (2,000 miles away and a mile high)
90 80 (sibling's mode of transportation I get lynched into working on)